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Last updated December 19, 2023

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: I am interested in accepting a Ph.D. student in Fall 2024. If you feel you would be a good fit in our research group, please feel free to reach out. Please see here for more details.

ABOUT THE LAB: I am an associate professor in the Biological Sciences department at the University of Texas at El Paso. Our laboratory's research is focused on investigating plant and soil processes that control terrestrial ecosystems. A consistent theme in our work is filling in the belowground component of our understanding of ecosystems to complement existing knowledge of aboveground processes. We use approaches such as biogeochemistry, including isotopic analyses, laboratory experiments, and field experiments. Field projects have focused on mountain, desert, and Arctic tundra ecosystems. Many projects also include a global change component such as the effects of invasive species, air pollution, or climate change.

CURRENT WORK: Since I began at UTEP in 2015, we have had two major areas of focus. First, we conducted a National Science Foundation funded project examining the fungal loop in desert ecosystems. We have mainly concluded work on this project and recently the lab has been focused on a second major effort, our collaborative "Dryland Critical Zone" project. In this project, we have been investigating carbon, water, and nutrient cycling in drylands. We have been comparing these cycles in irrigated and unirrigated systems and aiming to create synthetic understanding of organic and inorganic C cycling in particular. Read more about lab projects here.

MORE INFO: Please check out my Twitter feed, Google Scholar Page, and CV to learn more about my research interests.

Contact information:
Anthony Darrouzet-Nardi
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
500 W. University Ave.
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968
915-747-6994 (office)
Office: Biology B401
Lab: Biology B419
Pronunciation of Darrouzet: DARE-uh-ZET.

© Anthony Darrouzet-Nardi 1998-2023